The Association of Sorghum Producers, Processors and Marketers in Nigeria has called on farmers in Bauchi State to give more primacy to producing sorghum to improve their well-being.
Alhaji Abdulkadir Gaya, the National auditor of the association said this while inaugurating the chapter of the association in Bauchi.
He said all interventions for Sorghum production from the Federal Government will strictly be channelled through the state chapter for onward distribution to benefiting members.
The Auditor explained that the idea behind using states chapters for dispatching the intervention is for reasons of accountability, transparency and equity.
Alhaji Gaya said it is important that the newly elected leaders of the association in Bauchi to act with just and fairness among its members to be successful.
Shehu Adamu Aliyu, the new Chairman of the association in Bauchi commended members for the confidence reposed in him, promising to operate an open-door policy for the development of the association.
Nigeria at the moment produces 2.8 million tonnes of Sorghum cultivated on 5.6 million hectares of land.